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story for "newsweek" entitled "i still believe in lance armstrong," and yet last night his interview with oprah winfrey began with a series of yes and no questions. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no, was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> did you ever use any other banned substances like testosterone, cortisone, or human growth hormone? >> yes. >> yes or no, in all seven of your tour de france victories, did you ever take banned substances or blood dope? >> yes. >> buzz, you are a pulitzer prize winner, you're a smart guy, friend of mine. how was he able to roll you so recently as a couple months ago? >> well, you know, i cringe when i see that cover, and i say that honestly. i think he was able to roll me because i did not do my due diligence, and i think he aided and abetted just slightly because i spoke to him before i did the story. this was in august. he said he was giving up the fight against usada, but he s
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extra muscle. no, lance armstrong was an international hero. a seven time-tour de france winner, the usain bolt of his sport. not to mention a public face in the fight against cancer. yet in his confessional last night with oprah, he confessed only what was obvious to anyone who wanted to see it, that he doped throughout his cycling career. but armstrong did not admit to cheating, denied he was a doping ringleader, didn't admit to bullying, and seemed emotionally incapable of sympathy for the people whose lives he ruined and money he took when they tried to do nothing more than tell the truth about what he had done. joining me is "the daily beast's" buzz bissinger and sports editor for "the nation" dave zirin. buzz, in august of 2012, just five months ago, you wrote a cover story for "newsweek" entitled "i still believe in lance armstrong," and yet last night his interview with oprah winfrey began with a series of yes and no questions. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no, was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes.
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. >>> in a new interview last night, disgraced cyclist lance armstrong became emotional with oprah winfrey. armstrong at mitted doping toured all of his to you de france victories's in part two, choked up telling his son that the rumors were true. >> i saw my son defending me and saying, that's not true. what you're saying about my dad is not true. that's when i knew i had to -- tell him. and he's never asked me. he'd never said, dad, is this true? he trusted me. >> uh-huh. >> and i heard about it in the hall ways -- i said, don't defend me anymore. >> armstrong acknowledged he's far from winning back the public's trust. admits he may have lost some supporters for good. >>> now, notre dame's manti te'o is breaking his silence on how his story of overcoming tragedy was actually a hoax. te'o sat down for a brand new off-camera interview with espn, and te'o says he was a victim and never part of the elaborate scam. joining me, rob from msnbc sports. >> good morning. >> such an interesting story. did we learn anything up in from the interview that might suggest he was part of the hoax or not?
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more honest feeling person. i don't think lance armstrong really knows who lance armstrong is. >> dr. jeff gardere, thank you for joining us on the ed show. appreciate it so much. that is the ed show. i'm ed schultz. the rachel maddow show starts right now. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, ed. i'll see you in d.c. >> i might jump out of the booth and join the parade. >> i'll see you there. >> you bet. >> thanks for joining us tonight. have you ever heard of the vix? it's spelled v-i-x for volatility index. it's sometimes called the fear index. vix is a numerical index of volatility and fear in the stock market. it tells us in chart form, in numerical form how these guys are feeling, if they get spooked by their bosses, clients, horoscopes, whatever. if they start trading like crazy people for whatever reason, the vix goes up. it registers fear. what causes the vix to spike typically is news about the economy. actual real-world events. this, for example, is what happened to the vix on october 24th, 2008, that big red arrow there. that's when the stock market crashed in '08, one